I am a recently-retired (01/2019) State Department foreign affairs analyst, writer, mentor, manager and political observer, and now an independent foreign affairs consultant and classical music YouTube archivist in the Washington DC area. I started my intelligence career when Cyrus Vance was Secretary of State, and have four decades of experience at the nexus of the worlds of intelligence and diplomacy. I was present when the intelligence community and the State Department made the transition from manual typewriters and rotary telephones to email and internet connectivity, have received numerous awards for my unique analytic work on the USSR (1980-87) and the Middle East (1987-2014), and am now available to share with you my expertise, insights, and observations on international affairs and foreign policy.

I am passionate about music and, in addition to my professional interests, manage a classical music YouTube channel with over 38,000 subscribers. I have a large collection of LPs -- including many old classical recordings that have never been commercially marketed on CD -- and enjoy digitizing these rare performances to make them more widely available.

I also am fascinated by IT, and enjoy building websites for friends and clients. I've worked with the Drupal CMS for the last 18 years and am available to assist on all aspects of setup, configuration and maintenance. I manage an online record store that I built with Drupal 7 and am adding LPs daily. (I've been selling LPs since 2000 to quality-conscious music lovers around the world.) I am now working with Drupal 8 and eventually will be migrating this site and others.

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